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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People interested in an online K-12 Studies in education degree built around nationally recognized teaching standards, are often licensed K–12 teachers and administrators interested in career advancement, consulting positions or higher education faculty positions.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Alternative school
  • Charter school
  • Community college
  • Federal department of education agency
  • K–12 private school
  • K–12 public school
  • K–12 vocational school
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Regional service center
  • School district office
  • State department of education agency
 

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Educational consultant
  • Full-time faculty
  • K–12 alternative school teacher
  • K–12 teacher
  • K–12 vocational teacher
  • School curriculum coach
 

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

School of Education Doctoral Degree Graduates

Data from graduates across all Education doctoral programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

Capella's School of Education doctoral graduates report satisfaction with tasks and responsibilities and salary and benefits. Over 50% of graduates work in higher education; an additional 25% work in P-12 environments.

Career growth potential 50% Promotional opportunities 46% Salary and benefits 55% Tasks and responsibilites 75%

Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied".

Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.

Our School of Education doctoral graduates report receiving salary increases and getting recognition from employers for their Capella degrees. Just over half have presented at a conference or published an article, book or monograph. Over 40% of those surveyed have advanced in their careers.

Advanced in career or profession 25% Successfully changed careers 10% Obtained a teaching position in higher education 17% Assumed a leadership role 21% Received a promotion 18% Received a salary increase 37% Received favorable employer recognition of my degree 39% Received award 3% Presented at a conference, published article, book, manuscript 30% Conducted a research project 17% Served as a professional consultant 17%

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item

Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.